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Introduction of the New “OK Renewable Carbon” Certificate: Award Ceremony for the First Products

(Renewable Carbon News)  TÜV AUSTRIA, the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) and the nova-Institute introduce the new certificate at the Renewable Materials Conference in Siegburg -- Defossilisation and renewable carbon economy are new terms that have been circulating for a few years now

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BioBTX Lands €80M+ for Commercial-Scale Renewable Aromatics Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From the Netherlands comes exciting news: BioBTX, a pioneering developer of renewable aromatics technology, has secured over €80 million to launch its first commercial-scale plant. This investment will fund the world’s first renewable chemicals plant utilizing

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Energis Invests 20 Million to Convert Waste into Biofuel

(Curaçao Chronicle)  The company Energis has built a special production facility that converts organic waste into biofuels. The company officially opens its doors in June at the Dok, but recently received a visit from Prime Minister Pisas and Minister Larmonie-Cecilia. In

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UK Researchers Lead a National Team, Transforming Solid Waste into Aviation Fuel

by Jordan Strickler (University of Kentucky) In a move towards sustainable energy and waste management, the University of Kentucky has launched a pioneering research initiative that seeks to turn everyday trash into high-quality sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Titled "Surface Enhanced Smart Preprocessing

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Futuria Fuels and DME

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Dimethyl-ether is a single molecule that can be produced from a wide range of renewable feedstocks. It can be blended with LPG and used in existing applications. It is chemically similar to propane and butane, and

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Sequestering CO2 in Plastics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There are a number of possible routes to convert emissions into polymers. Plastics contain carbon for the entire duration of their useful life and during the time which they are not degrading in a landfill. Since

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2023 Billion-Ton Report

(U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy KDF) The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETO's) 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23) is an assessment of renewable carbon resources potentially available in the United States. BT23 explores these resources in terms of quantity, price,

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Exploring the Potential of Pyrolysis Oil in Sustainable Chemical Production

by Kathy Hall (Global Petrochemicals/OPIS) 10 Questions with 245 Recycle featuring Peter Fasullo, Co-Founder and CCO, and Robert Sawchuk, Co-Founder and CEO -- In our ongoing exploration of innovative solutions for sustainable chemical production, we dive into the world of pyrolysis oil, also

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Plastics Recycling World Expo --- September 11-12, 2024 --- Brussels, Belgium

Europe's focused exhibition for plastics recycling  --  Collaborate, learn, and do business.  --  The Plastics Recycling World Expo brings together industry leaders, experts, and enthusiasts from the global plastics recycling industry for two days of networking, knowledge sharing and innovation with

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Pathways to eFuels: CO2 Capture and Conversion to Liquid Products

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) CO2, the final frontier. We have, famously, too much of it, and can do too little with us for too high a cost. Yet, researchers are teasing out exciting new applications, such as a pathway to

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EE North America and Montauk Renewables Forge Groundbreaking Agreement for Biogenic Carbon Dioxide Delivery

(Montauk Renewables) Montauk and EE North America Forge Path to a Greener Future through CO2 Solutions, Aiming to Transform Environmental Pledges into Tangible Clean Energy Realities.  – In a pivotal move towards sustainable energy solutions, EE North America (“EENA”) and Montauk Renewables,

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Hydrogen Utopia Mulls GBP500 Million Reverse Takeover

by Tom Budszus (Alliance News/London South East) - Hydrogen Utopia International PLC on Monday said it is considering a reverse takeover worth around GBP500 million. The company's shares jumped 27% to 10.90 pence each on Monday morning in London. It has a

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The Rise of Renewable Propane

by Tucker Perkins (Propane Education and Research Council/ACT News)  The push for clean transportation continues to drive fleets toward low-emissions energy options, giving rise to the adoption of more renewable energy sources, including renewable propane. Renewable propane offers the same benefits

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ACC Issues Principles to Support Growth of Bio-based Plastics Innovation in U.S.

(American Chemistry Council)  America’s Plastic Makers® are working to reduce reliance on fossil-based raw materials and take advantage of more recycled and bio-based feedstocks. This presents an exciting opportunity to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions in plastic manufacturing.  The American Chemistry Council’s

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Enerkem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Enerkem is the first company in the world to produce renewable methanol and ethanol from non-recyclable, non-compostable municipal solid waste at full commercial scale. The company’s solution replaces the use of fossil sources like petroleum and

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S-OIL to Produce Bio-Based, Low-Carbon, Eco-friendly Products

(S-Oil) ● S-OIL has begun to introduce bio-based feedstocks, including used cooking oil and the byproducts of the palm oil, to produce low-carbon fuels such as sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), a first for a refiner in Korea. ● It will produce eco-friendly

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Grown-Up Talk about Blue Hydrogen

by Terry Mazanec (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) ... What constitutes the hydrogen economy? According to most analysts, the hydrogen economy is “an economy that relies on hydrogen as the commercial fuel that would deliver a substantial fraction of a nation’s energy and

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Yerrawa Circular Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Yerrawa is a contender in  the quest to convert other waste materials such as non-cellulosic biowaste, plastics and fossil organic materials into valuable green products without the emission of greenhouse gasses like CO2, CH4, NOx, and/or

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India: A Vibrant Ecosystem for Cost-Effective Bioplastics Production

by Ashwini Shete (Praj Industries/Biofuels Digest)  ... Bioplastics offer a sustainable solution to plastic for certain applications. Bioplastics like PLA & PHA along with TPS, Cellulose offer functionality advantages including biodegradability & compostability. These alternatives support circular economies and reduce reliance

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Korea Updates Laws to Promote Biofuels, Energy Security

by Sarah Giam and Yong Li Tng  (Argus Media) South Korea passed amendments to its laws on 9 January which will make it easier to produce biofuels via co-processing, refiners said. Refiners will no longer need to get government approval for co-processing,

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New BRIDGES Bioenergy Case Studies Resources Are Available for Your 2024 Curriculum!

(U.S. Department of Energy) New resources and 2024 Office Hours are available to help educators incorporate the Bioenergy Research and Education Bridge (BRIDGES) Program into their classroom curricula. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL),

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AHFL Chooses UK for World’s First Commercial-Scale Plastic-to-Fuel Plant

by Daniela Castim (World Bio Market Insights) Advanced Hydrocarbon Fuels Limited (AHFL) is set to establish the first commercial-scale plant in the UK to showcase its ground-breaking process for converting waste plastic into fuel. Unlike traditional pyrolysis methods that require a

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Neste Refinery in Porvoo Is Preparing for a Major Turnaround in Spring 2024

(Neste) Neste secures safe and undisrupted operations at its refineries with regularly scheduled maintenance shutdowns, i.e. major turnarounds. The next major turnaround at Neste’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland, is scheduled for April-June in 2024. During the scheduled time, the entire Porvoo

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest/REenergize the Gulf Coast) What’s up with the Wonder from Down Under? Licella’s Cat-HTR decarbonization platform could help customers meet their net-zero carbon commitments. How do they use water as the agent of change and turn biomass

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4 Sticking Points in the Global Treaty on Plastics

by Jon Smieja (Circularity Weekly)  It appears that little progress was made in the latest meetings toward a global treaty to end plastic pollution. “The majority [of UN member nations] had the best intentions and worked to find commonalities among diverse global perspectives,

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‘Balance’ and ‘Harmony’ and ‘SAF’: Key Words at the 2023 AFCC Global Biobased Economy Conference

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Conferences serve to present the current thoughts, activities and plans for the community involved in the focus of the event.  At the 2023 Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition Global Biobased Economy Conference and Exhibit

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Fulcrum Bioenergy, Aiming to Produce ‘Net-Zero’ Jet Fuel From Plastic Waste, Hits Heavy Turbulence

by James Bruggers  (Inside Climate News) The California company has defaulted on $289 million in Nevada bonds and put $500 million in financing for a facility in Indiana on hold. Meanwhile, U.S. senators don’t want tax credits financing plastics-to-jet-fuel schemes.  --  Six

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Sustane Technologies Secures First Commercial Customer for Waste Plastic-Derived Diesel

(Sustane Technologies/Canadian Biomass Magazine) Sustane Technologies announced Payless Fuels as the first customer for its waste-plastic-derived fuel, a major milestone. By processing plastic that would otherwise have gone to the landfill, Sustane is making a market-grade fuel that can replace traditional fuel

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Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets

(Biofuels Digest/Nuu Media) Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets provides detailed case studies, updates and analysis of the key producers and developers participating in Renewable Diesel projects and Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) projects in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, and in South

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The Missing Equations at ExxonMobil’s Advanced Recycling Operation

by James Bruggers (Inside Climate News)  The petrochemical giant promotes its new Baytown facility near Houston as a model for solving the world’s glut of used plastic. But ExxonMobil won’t say how much goes into making new plastic—or ends up burned

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SATORP Completes MENA Region’s First Conversion of UCO into SAF

(Biofuels International)  SATORP completes MENA region’s first conversion of UCO into SAF  --  SATORP, a platform jointly owned by Aramco (62.5 %) and TotalEnergies (37.5 %), has for the first time in the region successfully converted used cooking oil through coprocessing into

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Merkley, Colleagues Urge IRS to Properly Implement IRA Sustainable Aviation Fuel Tax Credits, with No Giveaways to the Petroleum Industry

(Office of Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)  Senators: "Companies are proposing to manufacture aviatin fuel from sources that include significant amounts of plastic waste, and are claiming that it is sustainable.  That is incorrect.” Today (October 27, 2023), Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley,

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Japan’s Sumitomo Chem to Trial Propylene from Ethanol

by Nanami Oki  (Argus Media) Japanese petrochemical producer Sumitomo Chemical plans to build a pilot plant to manufacture propylene directly from ethanol, targeting to achieve commercialisation by the first half of the 2030s. Sumitomo Chemical expects to complete construction of the demonstration plant

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Zeolyst International Unveils New Brand Names for Its Product Portfolio

(Ecovyst) Zeolyst International, an Ecovyst Inc. (NYSE: ECVT) joint venture that is a leading producer of zeolites ("Zeolyst"), is proud to announce the launch of its branded product portfolio. With a four-decade legacy in zeolite development and manufacturing, Zeolyst continues to

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Waste to Advanced Resources Matter --- November 15-16, 2023 --- Raleigh, NC

This groundbreaking “Waste to Advanced Resources Matter” workshop will focus on the innovative solutions, challenges, and opportunities involved in carbon resource recovery from municipal solid waste (MSW) destined to landfills for ultimate conversion to biofuels, biopower, biochemicals, and bioproducts through a strong partnership

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Council of The European Union Adopts ReFuelEU Regulations

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Council of the European Union on Oct. 9 adopted regulations for the ReFuelEU initiative. The new law aims to boost both the demand for and supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) within the European

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Environmental Sustainability: Who Are the Leaders in Biofuel Production for the Oil & Gas Industry?

(Offshore Technology/Global Data) The oil & gas industry continues to be a hotbed of patent innovation. Activity is driven by low-carbon hydrogen, carbon capture and storage, and biofuels, and growing importance of technologies such as electrolyzers, auto-thermal reforming and bioenergy

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Eco-Farewell to Bioplastics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week on the Digest webinar stage, we looked at The Next Chapter for Bioplastics, our title was the Eco-Friendly Farewell and my guest was Ashvini Shete, Technology Lead – Renewable Chemicals & Materials at Praj

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Revolutionary Recycling Process Transforms Plastic Waste

(U.S. Department of Energy) Despite millions of Americans depositing their plastic waste into recycling bins, much of that waste, including flexible films, multilayer materials, and colored plastics, cannot be recycled cost-effectively. In fact, only 9% of plastics in the U.S. are

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25 Bold Actions to Accelerate Global Bioeconomy Deployment: Results from the 9/22/23 Meet-up of the Bold Goals Action Group in Sydney

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Australia, at the initial meet-up of the global Bold Goals Action Group, leaders of the global bioeconomy, a “coalition of the willing”, established a draft of 25 Bold Actions that, if achieved by the various stakeholders in

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Using Sludge Waste to Produce SAF

(Biofuels International)  ... (U)sing human waste from sewage systems to produce SAF would provide an ideal, circular solution. Sustainability for aviation. A way to limit feedstock costs. A means of limiting the need for human waste to be disposed of

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Plastics Recycling World Expo North America --- November 15-16, 2023 --- Cleveland, OH

Plastics Recycling World Expo has the largest concentration of plastic recycling related exhibits in the US. Taking place at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio, it is co-located with the Plastics Extrusion World Expo and Compounding World Expo and

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Plastics Recycling Technology --- October 10-12, 2023 --- Vienna, Austria

The Plastics Recycling Technology event takes place in Austria for its fifth edition. Now more than ever, the pressure is on to recycle more plastics and to add value to reclaimed materials. Plastics Recycling Technology 2023 examines the latest technologies

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Pyroliq II: Pyrolysis and Liquefaction of Biomass and Wastes 2023

by Anthony Dufour, Franco Berruti, Manuel Garcia-Perez and Wolter Prins (IEA Bioenergy Task 34 Newsletter Direct Thermochemical Liquefaction) ... Pyroliq is a forum for discussion about the recent advances in the pyrolysis and liquefaction technologies of biomass and wastes. The final program

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Separations and Performance Advantaged Bioproducts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office seeks in its separations strategy to support scale-up of sustainable aviation fuels and other biofuels with >70% reduction in GHG emissions relative to petroleum; enable commercial production of 10+ renewable chemicals

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U.S. Should Expand and Standardize Plastics Collection and Recycling, Study Potential Uses in Infrastructure, Says New Report

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine) It is in society’s economic and environmental interests to expand and standardize plastics waste collection, increase recycling, and explore new applications for plastics waste in infrastructure, says new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and

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BRIDGES Bioenergy 101 Webinar: Introducing Educators to Bioenergy National Laboratory Research --- September 14, 2023 --- ONLINE

Kick off the new school year with cutting-edge bioenergy resources that help students explore clean energy careers and build critical thinking skills! Join the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL), for a professional development

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LanzaTech Chief Sustainability Officer: ‘There’s No Need to Take Carbon Out of the Ground; There’s Enough above Ground to Make Everything We Need’

by Elaine Watson (Ag Funder News) A specialist in converting carbon emissions from industrial processes into high-value products via a continuous microbial fermentation process, Illinois-based LanzaTech started out as a fuel company, but is also seeking to make waves in new areas from packaging to

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Advanced Biorefineries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here’s the State of Advanced Biorefineries presentation from the ABLC CONNECT series episode. Current and expected demand, technologies, supply chain, projects of note, current news, key players — a comprehensive but compact look at the industry in this

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Advanced Biorefineries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here’s the State of Advanced Biorefineries presentation from the ABLC CONNECT series episode. Current and expected demand, technologies, supply chain, projects of note, current news, key players — a comprehensive but compact look at the industry in this

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Rid Us this Day our Daily Waste: New Path out of the Plastics Problem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... The main reason is that the products made by existing processes are so low in value that, instead of making treasure from trash, we make trash from trash, and there’s no cash. The fact that

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Keep Developing: New BDI Leadership Aptly Suited for Technology Advances

bu Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  For more than a quarter century, Austria-based BDI-BioEnergy International has been defining and redefining biodiesel process technology and, as a result, the industry and markets it serves.   From the company’s early and progressive focus on converting

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Founded in 2008, Anellotech is a sustainable technology company that has invented and is developing innovative technologies to produce cost effective, renewable chemical and to recycle mixed plastics. Over the past years Anellotech has raised over

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Megatrends Driving Low Carbon Intensity Developments

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Due Diligence Wolfpack member Steve Slome of NexantECA presented these slides at ABLC 2023 on Renewable Power, Hydrogen, Methanol, Ammonia, and Carbon Capture; including the Overlap Between Sustainability and Digitalization: Smart Meters with Mass Balance, Electrification,

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Transitioning to a Sustainable, Circular Economy for Plastics Workshop June 8–9, 2023 Presentations Available

During the workshop, diverse stakeholders provided input on current challenges and opportunities to addressing and reducing plastic waste. This input was gathered to advance DOE’s vision for its Strategy for Plastics Innovation to develop and deploy technologies that minimize plastic waste and

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Unpacking the UNEA Resolution to End Plastic Pollution

by Mary Ellen Ternes and Jeffrey Seay (Global Council for Science and the Environment) UNEA Resolution 5/14 entitled “End plastic pollution: Towards an international legally binding instrument” -- ... Nations around the world are gathering to negotiate an agreement that

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Clean, Sustainable Fuels Made ‘From Thin Air’ and Plastic Waste

(Cambridge University) Researchers have demonstrated how carbon dioxide can be captured from industrial processes – or even directly from the air – and transformed into clean, sustainable fuels using just the energy from the sun. -- The researchers, from the University

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Neste Decides to Invest in Liquefied Waste Plastic Upgrading Unit at Its Porvoo Refinery

(Neste) Neste has made the final investment decision to commence construction of upgrading facilities for liquefied plastic waste at its Porvoo refinery in Finland. With the investment of 111 million euros, Neste will build the capacity to upgrade 150,000 tons of

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Astra Energy Inc. Announces Strategic Partnership with Phambili, USA

(Astra/Globe Newswire)  Astra Energy Inc. (OTCQB: ASRE) (“Astra” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that the Company’s subsidiary Astra Energy California Inc. ("Astra California”) has finalized an agreement with Phambili, USA (“Phambili”). Phambili solidifies municipal solid waste (“MSW”) and organic

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Raven SR

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Raven SR is a clean fuels company that transforms waste – municipal solid waste, organic waste, and methane – into high-quality, clean hydrogen and Fischer-Tropsch synthetic fuels through its patented Steam/CO2 Reforming technology.  RavenSR CEO Matt

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BETO Launches New Renewable Carbon Resources Web Page

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (B&C Biobased and Sustainable Chemicals Blog) The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has launched a new, comprehensive web page dedicated to one of its priority subprograms, Renewable Carbon Resources (RCR), which

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Dynamic Crosslinking — Creative Chemistry Offers Solution for Recycling Mixed Plastics

(U.S. Department of Energy) We use plastics every day – from the polystyrene in food takeout containers and the polyethylene terephthalate in clothing fibers to high density polyethylene in shampoo bottles and polypropylene in bandages. Unfortunately, plastics used for common but

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EPA Spurns Trump-Era Effort to Drop Clean-Air Protections For Plastic Waste Recycling

by James Bruggers (Inside Climate News) Affirming long-standing incineration regulations, the Biden administration has withdrawn a plan to help ease the way for unchecked pyrolysis and gasification of plastic. Reversing its own Trump-era proposal, the Environmental Protection Agency has spurned a lobbying

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Available Now! BETO 2023 Project Peer Review Presentations

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted the 2023 Project Peer Review on April 3-7, 2023, in Denver, CO.  During this in-person event, more than 280 projects in BETO’s research, development, and demonstration portfolios presented their progress

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The EPA Faces Questions About Its Approval of a Plastic-Based Fuel With an Astronomical Cancer Risk

by Sharon Lerner (ProPublica) The Environmental Protection Agency is facing a lawsuit filed by a community group and questions from a U.S. senator over the agency’s approval of fuels made from discarded plastic under a program it touted as “climate-friendly.” The new

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Burning Trash for the Planet? Climate Cash Sets off Branding Frenzy.

by Evan Halper (Washington Post)  Incinerators, plastics companies and big agriculture among polluters racing to position as green as billions in federal subsidies flow --  ...  (The waste-to energy) Industry officials claim the technology is more sustainable than landfills, which create a

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Tipping the Scale on CO2 Levels: Fast-Tracking Bioeconomy Decarbonization

by Mauricio Villegas (Koch Modular Process Systems/Biofuels Digest) ... When we consider the decarbonization of industrial processes, various methods exist to achieve this goal, including substituting non-petroleum feedstocks, recycling petroleum-based feedstocks, and CO2 capture. Below, we will explore three approaches applied today

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DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office Launches New Renewable Carbon Resources Webpage

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has launched a new, comprehensive webpage dedicated to one of its priority subprograms, Renewable Carbon Resources (RCR), which helps develop RCR technologies and creates strategies for bioenergy and bioproducts production. RCR supports

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) With proven technology at the nexus of two mandated markets, industrial and consumer — LanzaTech has been on fire in recent months. Here’s more on their commercial operating plants, plants scheduled to complete construction in

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France: Morning in the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... It has been getting better in Brussels in recent months, but it has all been focused on mobility. Everyone wants renewable plastics but when it comes to transformative carbon schemes, it is still in the

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EU Parliament and Council Reach Informal Deal on SAF

by Alan Sherrard (Bioenergy International)  A provisional deal, reached in the late hours of April 25, 2023, between the European Parliament and Council negotiators on RefuelEU Aviation rules, sets the minimum share of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be made

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How This Startup Is Turning Discarded Plastics into Biofuel for Industries

by Bobins Abraham (India Times) An industry report earlier this year said that India generates around 3.4 million tonnes (MT) of plastic waste annually, but only 30 per cent of it is recycled. Over the years, the amount of plastic that is

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Microplastics: The What, Where, Why And Impact

by Craig Coker (BioCycle Magazine)  Among the organics recycling challenges du jour is the potential presence of microplastics in compost and digestate. Two-part article series starts with an overview and ends with findings of current research. Part I ... Over the past

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Honeywell to Expand Ties in China for Decarbon Biz

by Zheng Xin (China Daily) Honeywell is positioned to continuously expand its business in the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) sector in China to further tap market potential, as the country's low-carbon transition goals breed massive opportunities for the chemical and aviation

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Strategizing for a Smooth Landing: The Industry Must Explore New Avenues to Meet the Growing Demand for Sustainable Aviation Fuels.

by Kevin O'Neil (SAF Magazine/ Honeywell) The demand for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) continues to grow as governments around the world set targets to reduce carbon emissions associated with air travel. As a result, the aviation sector and fuel producers

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella and Arbios

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up with the Wonder from Down Under? Licella’s Cat-HTR decarbonization platform could help customers meet their net-zero carbon commitments. How do they use water as the agent of change and turn biomass and mixed

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The Bioeconomy’s Role in Global Emissions Reduction, Part 1: Biofuels and Biomaterials

(World Bio Market Insights) ... Biofuels and biomaterials are keystone climate mitigation technologies. A 2023 study estimated that if all plastics today were replaced with biobased ones, greenhouse gas emissions savings could equal 369 megatonnes, or around 1% of global emissions.  However, the carbon-reducing

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Enerkem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Enerkem is the first company in the world to produce renewable methanol and ethanol from non-recyclable, non-compostable municipal solid waste at full commercial scale. The company’s solution replaces the use of fossil sources like petroleum

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US EPA Spotlights Veriflux’s Feedstock-Traceability Platform

(Veriflux/Biobased Diesel Daily) Veriflux, an end-to-end platform for renewable fuel feedstock traceability, was spotlighted recently by the U.S. EPA as part of its success story on the funding of technologies that improve recycling, reduce emissions, and improve the circular economy. Veriflux was

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Waste Taking Centre Stage as a Feedstock

(xFuel/Biofuels International)  ... With new technology emerging, we have different feedstock options coming on board. We are beginning to see waste take centre stage as feedstock of choice. One example is lignocellulosic waste -or plant based waste. It is an abundant

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Queensland Study Focuses on Cultivating Pongamia Trees to Produce SAF

(Biofuels International) Burnett Mary Regional Group, Idemitsu Kosan Co and J-Oil Mills with the cooperation of the Queensland government in Australia have agreed to jointly study the establishment of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply chain by planting pongamia trees. The

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International Study Develops Ground-Breaking Method of Making Biodiesel from Dirty Old Cooking Oil

by Alan Williams (University of Plymouth) A scientist from the University of Plymouth has played a key role in new research which has developed a powerful, low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel, and turning food

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Progress with Scaling up Liquefied Waste Plastic Processing – Neste Completed Second Series of Runs at Its Porvoo Refinery

(Neste)  - Neste has concluded its second series of industrial-scale liquefied waste plastic processing runs at the Porvoo refinery.  - In total, Neste has processed close to 3,000 tons of liquefied waste plastic to date. Neste has successfully concluded its second

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This “Climate-Friendly” Fuel Comes with an Astronomical Cancer Risk

by Sharon Lerner (Pro Publica)  The Environmental Protection Agency recently gave a Chevron refinery the green light to create fuel from discarded plastics as part of a “climate-friendly” initiative to boost alternatives to petroleum. But, according to agency records obtained

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Building of a SAF Supply Chain Starting from Plantation of Non-edible Oil Feedstock Trees - Investigating the possibility of CO2 Fixation and Securing Bio-fuel through Pongamia Pinnata Tree Cultivation in Australia

(Idemitsu) Burnett Mary Regional Group (hereinafter “BMRG”), Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. (hereinafter “Idemitsu”) and J-Oil Mills, Inc. (hereinafter “J-Oil Mills”), with the cooperation of the Queensland government in Australia, have agreed to jointly study the establishment of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment (BOTTLE)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Current plastics waste management and recycling approaches are limited. Recycled plastics often lower quality and value; Mechanical recycling not applicable to all polymers; and, there is little economic incentive for plastics reclamation. Can we apply expertise

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Advanced Biorefining and Cellulosic Refineries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... This week we looked at the world of Cellulosic and Multi-Technology Biorefineries — markets, players, technologies, policy and more. Digest editor Jim Lane presented this State of the Sector presentation as part of the

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How Waste-Eating Bacteria Digest Complex Carbons

by Amanda Morris (Northwestern Now) New information could lead to bacteria-based platforms that recycle plastic and plant waste -- Although other researchers have worked to engineer bacteria that can breakdown plastic waste, Ludmilla Aristilde believes bacteria with natural abilities to

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Back to Basics: A Systems Thinker's View on Circularity ... How Is Circularity Different from Sustainability?

by Kori Goldberg (Green Biz)  ...I’ve been asked some version of the following three questions by colleagues, friends and family members. I hope the replay of that dialogue resonates with you and provides new nuance or food for thought. Question 1:

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DOE Publishes New Strategy for Plastics Innovation

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (Bergeson & Campbell)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently published its new Strategy for Plastics Innovation (SPI), which will guide DOE’s collaborative research and development (R&D) on plastic waste reduction. Four strategic goals focus

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A Clearer Picture: What Does Legislation Mean for Chemical Recycling?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Something must be done to solve the plastic problem. Not only for the good of ocean life, but to dramatically reduce the amount of waste that’s sent to landfill and incinerated, and to remove virgin

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Evonik Integrates Alcoholates Business into Catalysts Division

(Evonik/Biobased Diesel Daily) Evonik Corp. is pooling its expertise and integrating the alcoholates business into its catalysts business line. The existing extensive portfolio of heterogeneous catalysts is thus supplemented by homogeneous catalysts. As of January, the international network of production sites

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NREL Develops Systematic Framework to Compare Performance of Plastics Recycling Approaches

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  With only a small percentage of plastics recycled, determining the best way to recycle and reuse these materials may enable higher adoption of plastics recycling and reduce plastic waste pollution. Researchers at the U.S. Department of

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The Feedstock Whisperers: BETO’s Upgraded Biomass Feedstock National User Facility Is Open for Business

by Katie Carnahan and Michelle Goff (Idaho National Laboratory/Biofuels Digest)  ... The upgraded Biomass Feedstock National User Facility (BFNUF) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) addresses many of the challenges facing the U.S. bioenergy industry. The research conducted at the facility

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New Solar-Powered Technology Can Transform Plastic Waste into Sustainable Fuels and Cosmetics

by Rebecca Ann Hughes (EuroNews.green) Scientists have developed a way of transforming plastic waste and greenhouse gases into sustainable fuels using solar power. The system, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could address plastic pollution and become a “game-changer” in

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Linde

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2021 sales of $31 billion (€26 billion). The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & energy, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare,

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Energy Students Take on a New Challenge – Recycling

(Freeman Business) ... Fluence Analytics is a Tulane University spin-out that specializes in continuous analytics and process control solutions for the polymer and biopharmaceutical industries. Ranked by CB Insights as one of the world’s most promising advanced manufacturing startups, the company

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BEEAH Group and Chinook Sciences Partner with Japan’s Air Water on First Waste to Hydrogen Plant

(Emirites News Agency) BEEAH Group, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, Chinook Sciences, UK’s innovator in waste to fuel technologies, and Air Water, a Japanese conglomerate with businesses relating to natural resources and industrial gas production, have signed a memorandum of understanding

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Bioplastics: A Crucial Pillar for Circular Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) As society moves towards sustainable development and a circular economy, one aspect that needs urgent attention is the use of plastic and plastic-based products. Praj has been developing best-in-class, lowest-in-carbon, and lowest-cost technologies for Polylactic acid

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Industry's Big Bet on Chemical Recycling Is Sparking Policy Fights across the Country

by Jordan Wolman (Politico) ... At Alterra Energy, trucks drop off shredded plastic from recycling centers across the Midwest. That plastic is heated to temperatures between 800 and 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit to break it down. The end product, 200 to

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Dimeta and rDME, Accelerating the Off-Grid Energy Transition

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Dimeta is accelerating the energy transition in off-grid areas. They are advancing the production and use of renewable and recycled carbon Dimethyl Ether  “rDME”), a low-carbon sustainable liquid gas, to support the de-fossilization of the

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Synova, SABIC, Technip Energies Join Forces to Accelerate Plastic Circularity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From Netherlands comes news that Synova, SABIC Global Technologies and Technip Energies  have signed a Joint Development and Cooperation Agreement on November 23, 2022 to collaborate on the development and realization of a commercial plant, which will

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GAO Publishes Science & Tech Spotlight on Biorecycling of Plastics

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (Bergeson & Campbell)  On November 21, 2022, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a Science & Tech Spotlight on biorecycling of plastics. Biological recycling, or biorecycling, is an emerging technology that uses microbes,

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CIRCULAR BTX: Anellotech’s Aromatics from Mixed Waste Plastics, Now Available

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) News has arrived from the gang at Pearl River that Anellotech is offering drum-quantity product samples of aromatics produced from recycled mixed waste plastics. The recycled benzene, toluene and xylenes, known as CIRCULAR BTX, will be available

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Hydrothermal Liquefaction for Sustainable Liquid Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Research has shown that HTL technology is one of the most energy-efficient solutions for handling wet biomass streams. Circlia Nordic’s proprietary Technology is well suited for multiple applications, such as: wastewater treatment, plastics, manure, and

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OMV and Wood Sign MoU for Commercial Licensing of ReOil® Technology

(OMV Group) OMV, the international, integrated oil, gas and chemicals company headquartered in Vienna, and Wood, a global leader in consulting and engineering solutions in energy and materials markets, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter into a mutually exclusive

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Anellotech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Founded in 2008, Anellotech is a sustainable technology company that has invented and is developing innovative technologies to produce cost effective, renewable chemical and to recycle mixed plastics. Over the past years Anellotech has raised over

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BOTTLE Project Outlines New Two-Step Process for Turning Mixed Plastic Waste into Valuable Bioproducts

(U.S. Department of Energy) Combining chemical and biological processes is a promising new strategy for the valorization of mixed plastic waste, according to researchers from the Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment (BOTTLE) Consortium. BOTTLE is a collaboration

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Sex Pistols, Jugs, Bottles and Speed: NREL Breaks through on a Fast, Cheap Route to Recycling Plastic in One Pot, at One Time

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) News arrives from Colorado that BOTTLE consortia researchers led by NREL have developed a process that can convert mixed plastics to a single chemical product, working toward a solution that would allow recyclers to skip sorting plastic by type.

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The Chemical Recycling Industry Is at a Pivotal Point in a Volatile Market Environment

(Applied Market Information) AMI has published its 2nd authoritative report on the global Chemical Recycling Industry. New in this edition, the report provides a comprehensive global directory of 181 chemical recyclers and their 449 sites, including headquarter and site level

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The 7 Sustainable Innovations to Watch

Chris Stokel-Walker (Neste) ... Something that is for certain, is that it is not possible for us to continue to rely on fossil fuels if we are to significantly slow down and even stop global warming.  “We need to get to a point

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Plastics and Biomaterials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Everything we have learned at The Digest about the State of Plastics and Biomaterials in 2022, we have digested down into these pages, as presented in our latest ABLC CONNECT episode this past week. Whether

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The Extraordinary Remaking of Ordinary Things, Part 4: Dow, Mura, Berkeley Lab Make Plastic More Recyclable

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, Dow and Mura Technology followed up on their summer multi-facility partnership to transform plastic recyclability with the specific announce of project one. Mura plans to construct a new facility at Dow’s Böhlen site

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Novozymes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Novozymes – from the last syllable you can guess at their dominance in the world od creating disruptive yields through enzyme innovation — but did you know of their increasingly strong technology in yeast? What

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The Search for the Perpetual Virgin: Plastics, That Is. Olefy Undertakes the Crusade.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The news has been sizzling since last week that VTT is spinning out Olefy technology in October – with a process that can convert most of the world’s waste plastics back to usable virgin grade materials

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Felix T-Cat: Anellotech Reaches into Its Bag of Tricks to Produce a Plastic-to-Plastic Fix

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Anellotech has developed Plast-TCat technology to address the gap. Now, we have news that Anellotech has, for the first time, continuously processed solid, post-consumer plastic waste into light olefins and aromatics using its Plas-TCat catalytic pyrolysis

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2021 Project Peer Review Report

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted its virtual 2021 Project Peer Review on March 8‒12, 15‒16, and 22‒26, 2021. During the event, 271 projects in BETO’s research portfolio were presented, representing a total

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NYK Invests in Tech to Convert Garbage Onboard into Biofuels

by Sam Chambers (Splash 247) Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) is looking at converting waste onboard into energy. Japan’s second largest shipping line by dwt has invested in Sustainable Energy, which operates an energy supply business using unused resources such as flammable

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DOE Awards $29 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen Production

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Industry and Universities Will Work to Reduce the Cost of Clean Hydrogen to Deliver Cheap Electricity; New $32 Million Funding Opportunity will Support Clean Hydrogen Technologies  --  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award

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Sulzer and BASF Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Develop Collaboration on Enhancing Renewable Fuels and Plastic Recycling Technologies

(Sulzer) Sulzer Chemtech (GTC Technology) and BASF have signed a MoU with the goal of advancing technologies for renewable fuels and chemically recycled plastics that will further expand the partners’ portfolio of sustainable solutions.  The companies enter a strategic partnership to

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USTDA Advances Plastic Recycling in Thailand

(US Trade and Development Agency) On August 16, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a $695,820 grant to Thailand’s VAO Energy Co., Ltd. (VAO) for a feasibility study to develop a large plastic recycling facility that will strengthen Thailand’s waste

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Waste-Based Biofuels Could Be the Key to Unlocking the Energy Transition

(Wood Mackenzie) New Biofuel Source Could Provide Up to 20% of Liquid Fuel Needs by 2050 --  Waste-based biofuels could be a key driver of the energy transition transforming today’s limited supply of low carbon transportation fuels and creating a

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Top Three Myths Busted about Renewable Plastics

by Eva Amsen (Neste) Plastics have a bad reputation from an environmental point of view – but new plastics feedstocks, such as those produced from renewable raw materials, are offering innovative, more sustainable solutions that remove fossil resources from the

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Cure or Curse: Can 'Next-Generation' Biofuels Turbocharge the Net Zero Transition?

by Cecilia Keating (Business Green)  ...  But Gordon McManus, research director for refining and oil products team for the Europe, Middle East, Africa region at leading research and consulting business Wood Mackenzie, said the biofuels industry might be poised to "come of age"

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BASF Introduces PuriCycle® Portfolio of Catalysts and Adsorbents to Enable Plastics Recycling

(BASF) PuriCycle® comprises novel catalysts and adsorbents solutions; Technology designed to selectively remove impurities from pyrolysis oils derived from plastic waste; Portfolio helps to enable plastics circularity BASF launches PuriCycle®, a new line of advanced high-performance products for the purification of most

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Shell Chemicals Park Moerdijk Accelerates Transition to Become Net Zero Emission and Produce More Sustainable Chemicals

(Shell) First step is investment in upgrader plant that recycles plastic waste to produce circular chemicals.  Investment in upgrader unit scales up the use of plastic waste as feedstock Investment in upgrader supports Shell’s plan to transition Shell Chemicals Park

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Pioneering Recycling Turns Mixed Waste into Premium Plastics with No Climate Impact

(Chalmers University of Technology/EurekAlert!) Only a fraction of the material that could be turned into new plastic is currently recycled. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have now demonstrated how the carbon atoms in mixed waste can replace all fossil

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Chemical Recycling of Plastic: Neste Acquires European Rights to Alterra Energy’s Thermochemical Liquefaction Technology

(Neste) Neste has purchased the European rights to Alterra Energy’s liquefaction technology, further solidifying the company’s efforts to advance chemical recycling. Alterra Energy is a US-based company that has developed a proprietary thermochemical solution for liquefaction of hard-to-recycle plastic. In Akron,

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KFAS Signs Agreement to Produce Biofuels from Plastic Waste

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Kuwait, the Kuwait News Agency reports that the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research and Q8 Research & Technology Centre signed a tripartite agreement to implement a project to produce

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Plastic Packaging Might Be Biodegradable after All, Say German Scientists

(Deutsche Welle)  Leipzig researchers have found an enzyme that rapidly breaks down PET, the most widely produced plastic in the world. It might just eat your old tote bags. --  While scavenging through a compost heap at a Leipzig cemetery, Christian

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Hydrothermal Platform for Recycling Carbon: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella’s Cat-HTR decarbonization platform could help customers meet their net-zero carbon commitments, said Dr. Alan Del Paggio, Licella’s SVP Americas, at the recent ABLC. How do they use water as the agent of change and

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Plastic Waste in America Could Help Power Transportation and Industry

(U.S. Department of Energy) With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) were able to calculate that America’s landfills hold nearly 44 million metric tons—or 97 billion pounds—of discarded plastic, a

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 2022 MEIA Pitch Competition Finale --- June 21, 2022 --- ONLINE

The MEIA Pitch Finale is the culmination of work by teams participating in the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator’s latest cohort. The winner of this pitch competition will receive $1,000, sponsored by the Maryland Department of Commerce. We'll be joined by guest

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New Method Could Potentially Produce Hydrogen from Biogas for $2/kg

(Bioenergy Insight) California-based Kore has developed a new way to produce hydrogen from biogas. It claims the new method could potentially provide hydrogen for less than $2 per kg. “We produce biogas and biochar from biogenic feedstocks and the resulting biogas contains

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LanzaTech, with the Support of Danone, Discovers Method to Produce Sustainable PET Bottles from Captured Carbon

(LanzaTech/Globe Newswire) Proof of concept for direct production of monoethylene glycol (MEG), a key building block in sustainable PET production, completed at lab scale -- A consortium, including LanzaTech and Danone, led to the discovery of a new route to monoethylene

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E3i to Partner with RPLN to Construct the First Waste to Diesel Plant in the Dominican Republic Using the E3i BioRefinery

(Energy3 International) The Dominican Government and Ridge Partners Linea Noroeste SA (RPLN) have signed the definitive contract for the installation of a plant which processes Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) into Combustible diesel.  The plant will accept MSW without the need for separation

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Biosolutions for the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Novozymes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Things are looking good for Novozymes this year with 10% organic sales growth, two new product launches in the first quarter including HiPhorious – a phytase solution for improved phosphate uptake – in animal nutrition,

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H2 Industries to Develop US $1.4 Billion Waste-to-Hydrogen Plant in Oman

(H2 Industries/BCM Public Relations/CISION) H2-Industries and Public Establishment For Industrial Estates – Madayan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a waste-to-hydrogen plant in conjunction with PV solar power plants with base-load capacity in the Sultanate of Oman. The proposed US $1.4 billion facility will be

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Turning Plastic Trash into Clean Hydrogen Fuel

(Nanyang Technological University) Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new method for plastic waste to be converted into hydrogen based on pyrolysis, a high temperature chemical process. Unlike PET plastic bottles which can be recycled easily, plastic litter containing

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Advance in Plastics Chemical Recycling to Meet a Growing Need

(Annellotech)  Brand owners all have recycled content goals for 2025 to 2030. If you add up all the commitments, it’s a fairly huge supply of recycled polymers that is needed. The market needs a recycling process that can be scaled

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1/10th Scale “Waste to Ethanol” Demonstration Plant Completed in Kuji City

(Sekisui)  Aiming to Build a New Social System for Resource Recycling  -- SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., Ltd. (President and Representative Director, Keita Kato; hereinafter, “SEKISUI CHEMICAL”), INCJ, Ltd. ( President and COO, Mikihide Katsumata; hereinafter “INCJ”), and SEKISUI BIO REFINERY CO., Ltd.

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Hydrogen Heats up with Green Hydrogen Ships, Grocery Stores, Power Plants and More

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Hot hydrogen news hit the past few days with grocery store chain Lidl opening the first logistics platform in Europe to use renewable green hydrogen, thanks to its partners Lhyfe and Plug Power. Plus news

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World of Renewable Fuels Gathers at ABLC 2022 in Washington, DC

by Justin McPherson (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The 2022 ABCL conference, held March 16 – 18 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC, brought together many different companies, organizations, and ‘ordinary’ people from a variety of different backgrounds, all with their

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Renewable Diesel: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to NextChem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  NextChem and Saola Energy have partnered to provide renewable diesel sized to your feedstock supply. Find out how as well as how their tech obtains high yields in SAF production, how hydrogen solutions can further

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Achieving Plastics Circularity: Technology and Partnerships to Close the Loop --- March 17, 2022 --- ONLINE

Advanced recycling methods have the potential to vastly increase the amount of plastic that gets recycled into feedstock and new products. For these innovations to work at the scale needed to address global plastic pollution, however, processes and infrastructure must

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Carbon Negative Solutions: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Origin Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Nearly half of all global emissions come from making products. But Origin Materials’ mission is to enable the world’s transition to sustainable materials to lower those GHG emissions. Find out how the Origin platform can

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Agilyx, Virgin Group, REG, Louisiana Green Fuels, Circular SynTech, and Others Advance on Waste-to-Fuels

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Just in the last few days, it’s been all about low carbon, lower carbon, net-zero carbon – and all of it from waste. Virgin Group and Agilyx’s strategic partnership to produce lower carbon fuel from

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Overcoming Gaps in Plastics Value Chain: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Nexant ECA

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Material Recovery Facilities have poor economics. Consumers don’t want to be inconvenienced by recycling. There are gaps and challenges to the plastics value chain so what do we do? Nexant shares solid solutions like increasing

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Garbage Changing the Game? How Municipal Waste Is Becoming a Bioenergy Champion

by Michelle Goff (Idaho National Laboratory) As our global need for sustainable fuel grows, bioenergy is one resource that holds the key to unlocking a cleaner, more renewable energy future. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) bioenergy researcher Rebecca Brown is leading new research that supports

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Anellotech and Trecora Resources Subsdidary South Hampton Resources Renew Site Host and Services Agreement for Process Development Pilot Plant

(Annellotech)  Anellotech and South Hampton Resources, Inc. (SHR), a subsidiary of Trecora Resources, (NYSE: TREC), announced today the renewal of their agreement for SHR to serve as site host and provide operations services for Anellotech’s TCat-8TM process development pilot plant, which is

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